Hello! Here’s what we are learning next week week:
During the next unit students will need to be able to :
- RL.1: I can consistently and independently ask and answer questions to demonstrate my understandings of a text in writing.
–Find the main idea, supporting with key details and explaining how those key details support
-Determine the meaning of a word as they are used in context.
-Determine the main idea of a text and recount key details.
– Describe European exploration in North America.
- Describe the reasons for and obstacles to the exploration of North America.
- Describe the accomplishments of: John Cabot (England), Vasco Núñez de Balboa (Spain), Hernando de Soto (Spain), Christopher Columbus(Spain), Henry Hudson (The Netherlands), and Jacques Cartier (France).
- Describe examples of cooperation and conflict between European explorers and American Indians.
-Locate and describe the equator, prime meridian, and lines of latitude and longitude on a globe.
– Describe how the early explorers (SS3H2a) adapted, or failed to adapt, to the various physical environments in which they traveled.
- Writing: We are working on informational writing . Students have chosen an informational topic, and will start doing research next week.
- Write informative/explanatory pieces that convey ideas and information clearly.
- Produce a text that includes a topic, develop this topic with facts, definitions, and details.
- Elaborate on their topics using concrete details and anecdotes.
- Write introductions and conclusions using learned strategies and mentor texts as examples.
- Logically group related information together in the text by using linking words and phrases.
Use what they know about Standard English conventions, including spelling patterns, to publish pieces of text.
- Write informative/explanatory pieces that include text features.
- Explore working collaboratively and independently to create writing pieces in any genre
- Revise and edit their work with teacher and peer support
- Orally rehearse their writing by teaching others about their chosen topic.
- Recount ideas and details from texts
- This week we are learning how to find the area of a shape by counting units or by multiplying the length and width. Below is an anchor chart along with vocabulary words and a website your child can use for practice
- Curriculum Update-We are now moving into are third unit!
IB Unit 3: Across the Universe
Transdisciplinary Theme: Sharing the Planet
Central Idea: Exploration leads to discoveries, opportunities, and challenges.
Learner Profile Traits: Risk-taker, Open-minded, Inquirer
Lines of Inquiry:
Conflict between Indians and explorers caused destruction.
Explorers cooperated with Indians to achieve their goals.
Explorers had many motivations for their journey to North America.
- Reminders- Please make sure your child is reading between 20 to 30 minutes every night. They also need to practice their math facts and type using the Typing Club website throughout the week.
Tuesday, October 30- Tiger Trot Kickoff
Friday, November 2- All Pro Dads 7am
Tuesday, November 6- Student Holiday (No school)
Friday, November 9- Tiger Trot
Treats for Troops!!!
Our Student Council is partnering with A+ Pediatric Dentistry of
Atlanta again this year to collect candy for Operation Gratitude!
Operation Gratitude is a non-profit organization that ships care packages to our troops around the globe.
On Thursday and Friday, Nox. 1-2, bring in some of your extra Trick or Treating candy to share with the troops.
You can also take your candy to the Candy Buy Back Party at A+ Dentistry on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 4:00-6:00.
Let’s have a great week!